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Convict uniform as punishment

John CLEGGAge: 4517891834

Name
John CLEGG
Given names
John
Surname
CLEGG
Birth between 1789 and 1794 23

Citation details: 1880/1834 V18341880 18 CLEGG JOHN AGE 40
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names page 485
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Text:

Name: John Clegg Age: 27 Date of Conviction: 23 Mar 1816 Place of Conviction: Lancaster Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Vessel: Shipley Port of Arrival: Sydney Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1817 Ticket of Leave: Yes

Note: The death reference for John includes the information that he was 40 years of age at the time of his death in 1834. This would calculate with him having been born about 1794. Yet his convict records state that he was 27 years of age in 1816. This would have him born about 1789.
Occupation
Cotton spinner
1816 (Age 27)
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Text:

Name: John Clegg Age: 27 Date of Conviction: 23 Mar 1816 Place of Conviction: Lancaster Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Vessel: Shipley Port of Arrival: Sydney Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1817 Ticket of Leave: Yes

Convicted
Of theft of money and other goods from various businesses. Sentenced to transportation for 7 years
March 23, 1816 (Age 27)
Address: Lancaster Assizes
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names page 485
Citation details: Australian Convict Transportation Registers – Other Fleets & Ships, 1791-1868
Clegg - John - Record of "Shipley" convicts
Clegg - John - Record of "Shipley" convicts

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Note: One of a gang of four who robbed several businesses in the Manchester area over a period of time. John was arrested after the robbing of the accompting house (accountant's office) in the Goree Piazzas in The Strand in Liverpool and convicted of larceny at Lancaster Assizes on 23rd March, 1816 and sentenced to seven years.
Convict
Arrived on board the "Shipley" (1)
April 24, 1817 (Age 28)
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names page 385 and The Transports, page 16.
Religious marriageLucy MORGANView this family
about 1818 (Age 29)
Address: St. John's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 2279/1818 V18182279 3A CLEGG JOHN MORGAN LUCY CB
Text:

There is also this reference:

869/1818 V1818869 147B CLEGG JOHN MORGAN LUCY CB

Birth of a son
#1
Thomas CLEGG
about 1819 (Age 30)
Citation details: 1175/1819 V18191175 148 CLEGG THOMAS JOHN LUCY
Text:

There is also this reference:

4984/1819 V18194984 1B CLEGG THOMAS JOHN LUCY

Birth of a daughter
#2
Ann CLEGG
about 1821 (Age 32)
Citation details: 1386/1821 V18211386 148 CLEGG ANN JOHN LUCY
Text:

There is also this reference:

5850/1821 V18215850 1B CLEGG ANN JOHN LUCY

Occupation
Brewing and spirit licence holder of the Weavers Arms
January 27, 1823 (Age 34)
Address: Liverpool Road
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856
Text:

Name: John Clegg Event Date: 27 Jan 1823 Arrival Year: 1817 Vessel: Shipley Event Description: Of Liverpool district. Re issue of brewing or spirit licence Comments: Per "Shipley", 1817 Page: 2

Note: This is circumstantial based on other events and information.
Birth of a daughter
#3
Elizabeth CLEGG
about 1824 (Age 35)
Citation details: 6622/1824 V18246622 1B CLEGG ELIZABETH JOHN LUCY
Death of a wifeLucy MORGAN
February 5, 1825 (Age 36)
Cause: Injury to head and brain
Citation details: 6352/1825 V18256352 2B CLEGG LUCY AGE 24
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1824 - 1848
Citation details: Thursday 26 May 1825, page 4
Clegg (Claig) - John - Acquitted of murder
Clegg (Claig) - John - Acquitted of murder

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Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 26 May 1825, page 3
Religious marriagePhoebe ANDERSONView this family
after February 1825 (Age 36)
Address: St. Luke's
Religion: Church of England
Citation details: 3609/1825 V18253609 3B CLEGG JOHN ANDERSON PHOEBE CF
Acquitted of Murder
Found not guilty of murdering his wife Lucy
May 20, 1825 (Age 36)
Address: Criminal Court
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1824 - 1848
Citation details: Thursday 26 May 1825, page 4
Clegg (Claig) - John - Acquitted of murder
Clegg (Claig) - John - Acquitted of murder

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Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 26 May 1825, page 3
Birth of a son
#4
George W CLEGG
about 1826 (Age 37)
Citation details: 244/1826 V1826244 11 CLEGG GOERGE W JOHN PHOEBE
Text:

There is also this reference:

7808/1826 V18267808 1C CLEGG GEORGE W JOHN PHOEBE

Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary Ann CLEGG
about 1828 (Age 39)
Citation details: 293/1828 V1828293 12 CLEGG MARY A JOHN MARY
Census 1828 (Age 39)
Citation details: 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
Birth of a son
#6
John C CLEGG
about 1829 (Age 40)
Citation details: 339/1829 V1829339 16 CLEGG JOHN C JOHN MARY (OLFORD)
Birth of a daughter
#7
Sarah CLEGG
about 1832 (Age 43)
Citation details: 337/1832 V1832337 16 CLEGG SARAH JOHN MARY (OLFORD)
Ticket of Leave
Granted
before 1833 (Age 44)

Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Text:

Name: John Clegg Age: 27 Date of Conviction: 23 Mar 1816 Place of Conviction: Lancaster Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Vessel: Shipley Port of Arrival: Sydney Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1817 Ticket of Leave: Yes No. 2283

Occupation
Farmed land owned by Frederick Meredith
1833 (Age 44)
Text:

Worked on John Blaxland's (brother of Gregory) estate, 'Newington' for two years before marrying Lucy Morgan, daughter of William Morgan and Ellen Frazer,Ellen Frazer in 1818. John and Lucy had three children: Thomas (1819), Ann (1821) and Elizabeth (1824). by 1823 John held a publican's licence and was farming land owned by Frederick Meredith.

Certificate of Freedom
Granted
November 1833 (Age 44)
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Monday 18 November 1833, page 2
Occupation
Publican
1834 (Age 45)
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834, page 1
Clegg - John - Report of death
Clegg - John - Report of death

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Death between January 13, 1834 and January 15, 1834 (Age 45)
Citation details: 1880/1834 V18341880 18 CLEGG JOHN AGE 40
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834, page 1
Clegg - John - Report of death
Clegg - John - Report of death

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Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834 page 2
Clegg - John - Death Notice
Clegg - John - Death Notice

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
himself
Family with Lucy MORGAN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1818Parramatta, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Ann CLEGG
Birth: about 1821New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1857Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
Elizabeth CLEGG
Birth: about 1824 35 23New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1868Yass, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Phoebe ANDERSON - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: after February 1825Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
23 months
son
George W CLEGG
Birth: about 1826 37New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1874Richmond River, , New South Wales, Australia
Family with Mary ALFORD - View this family
himself
wife
daughter
2 years
son
4 years
daughter
John WILLIAMS + Phoebe ANDERSON - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: about 1835Liverpool, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
step-daughter
John VERGE + Mary ALFORD - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: March 8, 1858Macleay River, , New South Wales, Australia
-21 years
step-son
Sydney VERGE
Birth: about 1836 54 32New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1930Chatswood, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
German VERGE
Birth: July 13, 1838 56 34Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 17, 1920Kempsey, , New South Wales, Australia
7 years
step-daughter
4 years
step-son
Austral VERGE
Birth: about 1847 65 43New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1939Sydney, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
Auburn VERGE
Birth: about 1849 67 45New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1882Canterbury, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthC - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 1880/1834 V18341880 18 CLEGG JOHN AGE 40
BirthThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names page 485
BirthWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Text:

Name: John Clegg Age: 27 Date of Conviction: 23 Mar 1816 Place of Conviction: Lancaster Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Vessel: Shipley Port of Arrival: Sydney Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1817 Ticket of Leave: Yes

OccupationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Text:

Name: John Clegg Age: 27 Date of Conviction: 23 Mar 1816 Place of Conviction: Lancaster Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Vessel: Shipley Port of Arrival: Sydney Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1817 Ticket of Leave: Yes

ConvictedThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names page 485
ConvictThe Port Jackson Convicts Anthology
Publication: Lesley Uebel, 2001, CD
Citation details: Convict Names page 385 and The Transports, page 16.
MarriageC - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 2279/1818 V18182279 3A CLEGG JOHN MORGAN LUCY CB
Text:

There is also this reference:

869/1818 V1818869 147B CLEGG JOHN MORGAN LUCY CB

OccupationWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Colonial Secretary's Papers, 1788-1856
Text:

Name: John Clegg Event Date: 27 Jan 1823 Arrival Year: 1817 Vessel: Shipley Event Description: Of Liverpool district. Re issue of brewing or spirit licence Comments: Per "Shipley", 1817 Page: 2

MarriageC - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 3609/1825 V18253609 3B CLEGG JOHN ANDERSON PHOEBE CF
Acquitted of MurderNewspaper - Australian (First)
Publication: Sydney, NSW; 1824 - 1848
Citation details: Thursday 26 May 1825, page 4
Clegg (Claig) - John - Acquitted of murder
Clegg (Claig) - John - Acquitted of murder

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CensusWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: 1828 New South Wales, Australia Census (TNA Copy)
Ticket of LeaveWeb Site - ancestry.com.au
Citation details: New South Wales, Australia, Convict Indents, 1788-1842
Text:

Name: John Clegg Age: 27 Date of Conviction: 23 Mar 1816 Place of Conviction: Lancaster Estimated birth year: abt 1789 Vessel: Shipley Port of Arrival: Sydney Date of Arrival: 24 Apr 1817 Ticket of Leave: Yes No. 2283

OccupationConvict Stockade
Text:

Worked on John Blaxland's (brother of Gregory) estate, 'Newington' for two years before marrying Lucy Morgan, daughter of William Morgan and Ellen Frazer,Ellen Frazer in 1818. John and Lucy had three children: Thomas (1819), Ann (1821) and Elizabeth (1824). by 1823 John held a publican's licence and was farming land owned by Frederick Meredith.

Certificate of FreedomNewspaper - The Sydney Herald
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Monday 18 November 1833, page 2
OccupationNewspaper - The Sydney Herald
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834, page 1
Clegg - John - Report of death
Clegg - John - Report of death

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DeathC - Deaths Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 1880/1834 V18341880 18 CLEGG JOHN AGE 40
DeathNewspaper - The Sydney Herald
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1831 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834, page 1
Clegg - John - Report of death
Clegg - John - Report of death

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DeathNewspaper - The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser
Publication: Newspaper; NSW; 1803 - 1842
Citation details: Thursday 16 January 1834 page 2
Clegg - John - Death Notice
Clegg - John - Death Notice

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